For the avid angler, few things can beat fishing in Colorado. And dozens of scenic, trout-filled rivers, streams and lakes in the area, Aspen and Snowmass lie at the epicenter of some of Colorado’s best fishing spots.

Fishing can also be enjoyed on Snowmass Mountain as part of an Aspen Snowmass Private Adventure. Learn more below.

Popular Fishing Spots in the Area

Big fish near Aspen
Big fish near Aspen

  • Roaring Fork River
  • Maroon Creek
  • Frying Pan River (at Basalt, 18 miles from Aspen)
  • Crystal River (at Carbondale, 30 miles from Aspen)
  • Colorado River (at Glenwood Springs, 41 miles from Aspen)
  • Maroon Lake
  • Snowmass Lake (hike-in)
  • Ruedi Reservoir (37 miles away)
  • Twin Lakes (at Twin Lakes, 37 miles from Aspen)

Local Fishing Guides & Shops

For a weekly fishing report update on the area, please visit the Frying Pan Anglers website. The report is updated every Sunday.

Roaring Fork Outfitters
Glenwood Springs

Aspen Wilderness Outfitters

Aspen Outfitting Company
970-925-3406 or toll free 800-784-2140

Aspen Fly Fishing

Durrance Sports

Frying Pan Anglers
Full-service fly shop. Guided trips on the Frying Pan, Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. Trips available summer and winter.

Taylor Creek Fly Shop